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Sample macros to return ID for a CommandBar control


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Summary

The Id property for the CommandBar object uses a unique number for each built-in menu bar, shortcut menu bar, submenu, menu item, or toolbar. The Id is often required when you reference a control on a command bar. The Visual Basic for Applications macro examples in this article return the Id for various Commandbar controls.

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More information

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
159466 XL97: List of ID numbers for built-in command bar controls

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Menu on a Menu Bar

The following macro example returns the Id for the Tools menu of the built- in Chart menu bar:
   Sub File_Id

      Dim x as Object
      set x = CommandBars("Chart Menu Bar").Controls("Tools")
      MsgBox x.Caption & Chr(13) & x.Id

   End Sub
				

Menu Command on a Menu

The following macro example returns the Id for the Exit command on the File menu of the built-in Worksheet menu bar:
   Sub FileExit_Id()

      Dim x as Object
      set x = CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("File") _
      .Controls("Exit")
      MsgBox x.Caption & Chr(13) & x.Id

   End Sub
				

Command on a SubMenu of a ShortCut Menu

The following macro example returns the Id for the Calculated Item command on the Formulas submenu of the PivotTable shortcut menu bar:
   Sub SubMenu_Command_Id()

      Dim x as Object
      set x = CommandBars("PivotTable Context Menu").Controls("Formulas") _
      .Controls("Calculated Item...")
      MsgBox x.Caption & Chr(13) & x.Id

   End Sub
				
The following macro example returns the Id for all the items on the Formulas submenu of the PivotTable shortcut menu bar:
   Sub GetAll_Submenu_Ids()

      Dim ctrl as Object
      For Each ctrl in CommandBars("PivotTable Context Menu") _
      .Controls("Formulas").Controls
         MsgBox ctrl.Caption & Chr(13) & ctrl.Id
      Next ctrl

   End Sub
				

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References

For more information about programmatically customizing command bars, in the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type Customizing menus, click Search, and then click to view "Overview of Command Bars."

Note If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Visual Basic Help is not installed on your computer, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to add/remove a single Office program or component

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Article Info
Article ID : 162814
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/19/2007
Published on : 1/19/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 43